Municipal Identification Program

The City of Poughkeepsie is pleased to announce the launch of the Municipal Identification Program. The Municipal Identification Program is available to any City of Poughkeepsie resident, age 14 or older.

The Municipal ID card includes the bearer's name, address, date of birth, photograph and signature. The card is valid for 4 years from date of issue.

Municipal ID Example

How to Apply

Municipal ID cards are issued at the City Chamberlain's Office on Monday and Fridays, between the hours of 9 am and 3:30 pm at City Hall, located at:
62 Civic Center Plaza
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

To receive a Municipal ID card, please fill out the application. Once complete, simply bring the completed application, with proof of identity/residency and the application fee to the City Chamberlain's Office. Approval of the Municipal ID Application is conditional upon verification of legitimacy of the documents submitted.


Application Fees

  • Adults (Age 18 to 61) - $10
  • Veterans, Children (Age 14 to 17), Adults (Age 62 and Over) - $5
  • Renewal Fee (4 Years) - $5

Proof of Identity

In order to establish identity, an applicant shall be required to attain 4 points of identification by producing at least one of the following documents from List One (4 points), current or expired not more than 5 years prior to the date of the City of Poughkeepsie ID card application or one document from List Two (3 points) along with one document from List Three (1 point).

List One (4 Point Documents)

  • U.S. or foreign passport
  • U.S. state driver's license
  • U.S. state identification card
  • U.S. permanent resident card
  • A consular identification card
  • A photo identification card with name, address, date of birth, and expiration date issued by another country to its citizens or nationals as an alternative to a passport for re-entry to the issuing country
  • A national identification card with photo, name, address, date of birth, and expiration date; a foreign driver's license
  • U.S. or foreign military identification card; a current visa issued by a government agency

List Two (3 Point Documents)

  • State Veterans ID with photo
  • U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Certificate
  • U.S. Federal Government or Tribal-issued photo ID
  • U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card)

List Three (1 Point Document)

  • EBT Card
  • High School or College Diploma
  • ITIN card (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) or authorization letter (must be accompanied by an ID with a photograph)
  • Social Security Card
  • Voter Registration Card

Proof of Residency

In order to establish residency, an applicant shall be required to produce at least one of the following items of which must show the applicant's name and residential address located within the city and must be dated no more than sixty days prior to the date such document is presented, unless otherwise indicated as follows:

  • Utility bill
  • Current residential property lease
  • Local property tax statement dated within one year of the date it is submitted
  • Local real property mortgage payment receipt
  • Bank account statement; proof that the applicant has a minor child currently enrolled in a school located within the city
  • Employment pay stub
  • Jury summons or court order issued by a federal or state court
  • Federal or state income tax or refund statement dated within one year of the date it is submitted
  • Insurance bill (homeowner, renter, health, life, or automobile insurance)
  • Written verification issued by a homeless shelter located within municipality that confirms at least fifteen days residency
  • Written verification issued by a hospital, health clinic or social services agency located within the City of Poughkeepsie confirming at least fifteen days residency